Description: Grace Christian Academy was founded in 1986 as Grace Brethren Christian School, a ministry of Grace Brethren Church. Beginning as a preschool and adding a grade every year, the first senior class graduated in 2000. The school received ACSI and Middle States accreditation in 1996 and re-accreditation in 2002. The school is currently in the re-accreditation process. In 2009, Grace Brethren Christian School officially changed its name to Grace Christian Academy of Waldorf (GCA). The 17-acre campus has grown continually since 1986, adding new classrooms as needed and a state-of-the-art facility for extracurricular activities. There are two fully-equipped, fenced playgrounds; a regulation-size soccer field -- complete with aluminum bleachers to seat several hundred spectators and an electronic scoreboard; and picnic tables throughout the campus for outdoor dining. A 40,000-square-foot-educational building contains two state-of-the-art science labs, a well-designed art lab, a fully-equipped gymnasium, 13 additional classrooms, an administrative wing and a teacher work area. There are currently over 60 staff members serving in full-time or part-time positions. This includes office and administrative staff members; preschool and kindergarten staff; and elementary and secondary teachers. The staff also includes 8 specialists and 6 full-time assistants.
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|Findings: The program does not provide snacks to the children, so they do not keep a menu. Please ensure that snack is provided and a menu is maintained.|
|Findings: A sample of children's records were reviewed. A majority of the emergency cards were missing information and/or not updated annually. Please review all emergency cards for each child enrolled in the preschool and B&A programs to ensure that they are complete and updated.|
|Findings: There are three staff who do not have a medical in their files. Please ensure that all staff have a medical in their file.|
|Findings: The school practices various drills once per month. However, fire drills are not practiced every month. Please ensure that at least the preschool and B&A programs are practicing fire drills once per month.|
|Findings: The center serves 2% milk with meals. Please ensure that milk given to the children is 1% or nonfat milk.|
|Findings: The program does not provide snacks for the children. Please ensure that the program provides snacks for the children. The program may submit a variance request until arrangements can be made for next school year.|
|Findings: There was no thermometer in the Prek3 room's refrigerator where lunches and milk are kept. Please ensure that a thermometer is kept in the refrigerator at all times so the temperature may be monitored.|
|Findings: The facility did not notify the licensing agency about hiring a new employee.|
|Findings: Notification about the ending of employment was not made.|
|Findings: Each room used for child care did not meet all ventilation and temperature requirements.|
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